One form of Traditional Chinese Medicine that has experienced a significant rise in profile and popularity over the last 20 years is cupping therapy. This form of alternative medicine involves applying cups to some areas of the body and may assist in management of pain relief. If you’re interested in Chinese cupping therapy in Melbourne, make an appointment with Melbourne Acupuncture and Wellness Centre.
Chinese cupping therapy works by applying small cups to the skin to create a vacuum or suction effect on a specifically targeted area. The vacuum will generally be created by heating the air in the cup. The cup may be held in place on the body for up to 15 minutes at a time. Cupping is an optional modality, for the client who may require this, during acupuncture and Chinese Medicine treatments at Melbourne Acupuncture and Wellness Centre.
One of the most obvious and visible side effects of cupping is the large cup size bruises that the treatment can leave behind. Whichever method of cupping therapy you opt for, potential side effects can vary. Other common side effects may include nausea, headaches and muscle soreness.
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* Disclaimer: Results may vary from person to person. As with all procedures, Chinese Medicine is not without risks. Please consult with a health professional regarding any concerns you might have. The contents of this website are not a substitute for professional medical advice. The information presented is not intended to be used for diagnosing, treating, curing or preventing any conditions or diseases.